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12 Goa beaches impacted by tarball invasion last month
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 12 beaches in Goa were damaged by oily, carcinogenic tarballs last month, while 33 others have been afflicted by the menace since 2015, according to the coastal state's government.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa Police lathi-charge Youth Congress workers protesting poker tourney
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The police in Goa lathi-charged Youth Congress workers staging a 'mashal yatra' to protest against an ongoing poker tournament, which is being held at an offshore casino in the coastal state.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa completes 72% coverage of second Covid jab: CM
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Goa has completed nearly 72 per cent coverage of the second Covid vaccination dose, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
'Cautious about Covid spread in Goa during IFFI by foreign delegates'
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The organisers of the country's biggest government-organised film festival, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) are concerned about Covid-19 infections being spread in the state through foreign delegates.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Former Goa Dy CM Dayanand Narvekar joins AAP ahead of polls
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and deputy Chief Minister Dayanand Narvekar joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Youth Congress questions poker tourney in Goa casino
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Why are schools in Goa still closed, but casinos are allowed to start operations in the coastal state, the Youth Congress in Goa asked in a memorandum to Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday, demanding immediate cancellation of a poker tournament scheduled to commence in one of the offshore casinos on Wednesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa wants 'rich tourists', not ones who travel on low budget: Minister
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Goa only wants "richest tourists" and not the kind of travellers who visit the coastal state on shoestring budget and cook food in the buses that they travel in Goa, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Miscreants raise Pak-like flag at BJP office in MP's Betul
Betul, Oct 19 (IANS) Miscreants allegedly raised a flag resembling that of Pakistan at the BJP office in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. The flag was later removed after several photos and videos went viral on the social media.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
God has decided who will win Goa Assembly polls: BJP leader
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid a raging debate on the alleged denigration of indigenous deity Shantadurga in the politically charged atmosphere in Goa, a BJP leader has said that God has already decided who will be the victor and the vanquished in the upcoming 2022 state Assembly polls.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
69 rescued off Goa beaches on holiday weekend: Official
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 69 persons were rescued over the weekend along Goa's beaches, with the maximum rescues being carried out on Dussehra, a private lifeguard agency deployed at the state's beaches said on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key to BJP's prospects in Goa Assembly polls may rest with MGP
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Even as Union Home Minister Amit Shah earlier this week urged the BJP workers to work towards ensuring full majority for the party in the 2022 Assembly polls in Goa, the party's ongoing parleys with its 'natural partner', the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), could hold the key to retaining power in the state for the ruling party.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
No global sports team gets as much support as Indian cricket team: Ganguly
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) The kind of support which the Indian cricket team gets across the globe is unprecedented for any sports team in the world, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Cricket
Special offer at MP petrol pump to celebrate birth of owner's grand-niece
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 15 (IANS) A petrol pump owner in Madhya Pradesh's Betul announced a special offer for customers after his niece, who is speech and hearing impaired, gave birth to a daughter.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Bombay HC endorses Goa govt's decision to bar Goans from entering casinos
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Barring local residents from entering casinos by the Goa government is "well-founded" and not violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, the Bombay High Court bench in Goa has said.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa to resume in-person learning for classes IX-XII from Oct 18
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Schools in Goa have been allowed to resume in-person classes for IX to XII standard students from October 18 onwards, the state government announced.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
Elect full majority govt in Goa for 'double-paced' development: Shah
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Citing the tall list of achievements of successive full majority governments at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the abolition of Article 370 and construction of Ram temple, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday exhorted BJP workers to work towards electing a government with full majority in the poll-bound coastal state in order to achieve "double-paced" development.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Prioritising forensic science use in on-scene crime probe in serious offences: Shah
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) The Union Home Affairs Ministry is trying to prioritise use of forensic science in on-the-spot crime investigations related to cases which attract more than six years of punishment, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Think of Modi, vote for BJP to ensure twin-engine govt in Goa: Shah
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the BJP would come to power in Goa with a full majority, stating that with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and a BJP government in the state, Goa would be powered by a "twin engine" governance.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shah to arrive in Goa to take stock of 2022 poll preparations
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Goa on Thursday to participate in two government functions as well as to take stock of the Bharatiya Janata Party's preparations for the upcoming 2022 state Assembly polls.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shah to review BJP's poll preparations in Goa on Thursday: Fadnavis
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will review the BJP's preparations for the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa scheduled next year, the party's Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Fadnavis backs Rajnath's statement on Savarkar mercy petition
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis said that Hindu Mahasabha leader Veer Savarkar helped in preparing mercy petitions for several people but wrote one for himself "only after insistence from others".
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa independent MLA extends support to Trinamool
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Goa's independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar on Wednesday extended his support to the Trinamool Congress, even as his brother Santosh and several other followers formally joined the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
With Trinamool's entry, 'Durga' becomes political metaphor in poll-bound Goa
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Durga Puja, West Bengal's most popular festival, has become a political metaphor in the poll-bound state and the deity Durga, a source of electoral salvation for leaders, who are with their backs to the wall ahead of the 2022 state Assembly elections, especially with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress seeking to make waves in Goa.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Won't repeat post-poll fiasco of 2017 in 2022 Goa polls: Chidambaram
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress in Goa has vowed not to repeat the 2017 post-poll fiasco, when, despite being the single largest party, its leadership delayed submission of a letter staking claim to form a government in the coastal state, resulting in the BJP hurriedly cobbling together an alliance to form its government.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bureaucrats tend to deny info under RTI act citing confidentiality: Goa Lokayukta
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) Government officials tend to deny information on the pretext of maintaining confidentiality, Goa's newly-appointed Lokayukta and retired Bombay HC judge Ambadas Joshi said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress serving as pivot for non-BJP oppn: Chidambaram
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress is positioned as a pivot for non-BJP opposition parties, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday, while adding that a decision whether the party will form an alliance or go alone in the 2022 Goa polls, has not been taken yet.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Allying with BJP again would be like strangling oneself: MGP
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) Tying up with the BJP on three occasions in the past was tantamount to committing suicide, tying up with the ruling party again, would be akin to strangulating our neck with our own hands, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party supremo and former Deputy Chief Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will lock engineer in a room with me if water woes not resolved: Goa minister
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The Tourism Minister of Goa, Manohar Ajgaonkar, threatened on Tuesday that if water supply continues to go awry, he would lock himself up with the government engineer responsible for the same in the latter's office until the issue is resolved in his Assembly constituency of Pernem in North Goa.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Need to legalise Goa dhirios on lines of TN's jallikattu: Ex CM
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The traditional sport of bullfighting or dhirio should be allowed in Goa on the lines of jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Nationalist Congress Party MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa's political scene fizzing like Cola wars of the past: Ex Dy CM
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) The political fizz erupting in Goa ahead of the 2022 state assembly polls has the makings of Cola wars of the past, according to former Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
100 reasons for NDA govt to go, price rise biggest reason: Chidambaram
Panaji, Oct 11 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance at the Centre must go for 100 reasons, but for the sheer price rise alone the central government should be ousted, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
SWR's air-conditioned coaches to transport chocolates, noodles
Panaji, Oct 11 (IANS) In a unique innovation, bars, slabs of chocolate and a consignment of noodles will substitute passengers in air conditioned compartments of South Western Railway trains, which will be transported to Delhi regularly, an official statement said on Monday.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
NGO welcomes Bachchan's decision to drop out of 'paan-masala' ad campaign
Panaji, Oct 11 (IANS) The National Organisation For Tobacco Eradication (NOTE), an anti-tobacco organisation, has welcomed Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's decision to withdraw from surrogate ads promoting tobacco products on his 79th birthday.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Goa Cong leader likens Lakhimpur violence to Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Panaji, Oct 11 (IANS) Goa Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Monday likened the violence at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh last week to the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in 1919.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Potholes on roads flavour of the season in poll-bound Goa
Panaji, Oct 10 (IANS) Potholes on Goa's rain-ravaged roads appear to have become the flavour of the journey on the road to the 2022 state Assembly polls.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Goa,National
Sawant imitating Kejriwal govt's policies: AAP spokesperson
Panaji, Oct 9 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa on Saturday accused Chief Minister Pramod Sawant of copying the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's doorstep delivery of government services module in the coastal state, with its 'Sarkar Aaplya Daari' outreach programme.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Cong to put shameful chapter of defections behind in Goa polls'
Panaji, Oct 9 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister and senior AICC observer for the 2022 Goa assembly polls P. Chidambaram on Saturday promised to put the party's "shameful chapter" of offering tickets to habitual defectors behind in the upcoming elections.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa will have a good tourist season this year: CM
Panaji, Oct 9 (IANS) Goa will have a good tourist season this year, especially with international flights to the country scheduled to resume by November 15, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
After 10-yr legal wrangle, Goa Guv brings Raj Bhavan under RTI ambit
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) After 10 years of efforts by the previous governors and state governments to resist efforts to bring the Raj Bhavan under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai on Friday, threw open the doors of the gubernatorial institution to RTI queries.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
AAP, Trinamool will not impact BJP in Goa polls: Sawant
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) The presence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Trinamool Congress in Goa's electoral arena would not have much of an impact on the fortunes of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because these parties would wilt away after elections, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
10K govt vacancies to be filled before 2022 polls: Goa CM
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) The Goa government will fast-track the process for the recruitment of 10,000 government servants in various departments before the model code of conduct is enforced ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pre-poll surveys conducted in AC rooms: Goa Dy Speaker
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) Pre-election related surveys are carried out in air-conditioned rooms with "pegs" in hand, BJP MLA and deputy Speaker of the state legislative Assembly Isidore Fernandes has said.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Amit Shah to visit Goa on Oct 14: Minister
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting Goa to lay the foundation stone of a forensic college and a law college in the state's newest sub-district at Dharbandora on October 14, Public Works Department Minister Deepak Pauskar said on Thursday.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
70% minors have developed sero-immunity in Goa: Official
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) Seventy per cent minors in Goa have already developed sero-positivity and the coastal state is 90 per cent ready to tackle the third wave, should it strike the state, head of the Goa government's expert committee and dean of the state's apex government hospital Dr. Shivanand Bandekar said on Thursday.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
All sitting MLAs can't get a ticket: Goa CM on Assembly polls
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) All sitting Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs cannot be guaranteed a ticket for the 2022 state Assembly polls, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Cong manifesto to seek inspiration from Mashelkar's vision document
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) The Goa Congress will draw inspiration from a vision document compiled by former Director General of the Council for Science and Industrial Research Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, to draft its manifesto for the 2022 state assembly polls.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will work in Cong, says Goa MLA linked to AAP entry
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Days after he was linked to joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the 2022 state assembly polls, Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo said on Tuesday that he would continue to be a part of the Congress party in Goa.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Like Modi, Mamata thinks Goa holds key to becoming PM: BJP Minister
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee perhaps also believes that her road to prime ministership begins from Goa, which is why her party is investing so much in the 2022 state assembly polls, Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tourists should book only registered hotels: Goa Minister
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Monday warned of action against tourists putting up in rented villas and bed and breakfast facilities which were not registered with the state Tourism Department.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Politics
Do not want people who take drugs in Goa: Minister on Aryan Khan's arrest
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Goa does not need people who take drugs, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Monday, while responding to questions related to the arrest of eight persons, including Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics